Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Humane Society's Luncheon - Hot, Hot, Hot

The Regency Theatre’s lobby transformed as numerous supporters of the Grand Bahama Humane Society turned out for the annual fundraising luncheon, the first of three events planned to take place during the ‘Weekend that went to the Dogs’.

Freeport, Bahamas – Over 50 Red Hot Mamas enjoyed tasty delicacies during this year’s Humane Society’s fundraiser luncheon in the lobby of the Regency Theatre.

A ladies-only event, the ‘Red Hot Mamas’ luncheon, officially kicked-off the ‘Weekend that went to the Dogs’. Slated for March 19 – 21, the weekend of activities is the Grand Bahama Humane Society’s (GBHS) annual fundraiser.

Along with a savory lunch, Friday’s event included an unlimited wine bar, Chinese raffle, games, prizes, surprises, sexy male serenades and a special appearance by visiting comic, Ricardo Aleman.

“By means of these functions, our intent is to provide some entertainment and a really good time for the many persons who support us, and in return, raise funds for the continued operation of the animal shelter,” said GBHS Executive Director, Elizabeth Burrows.

The brightly decorated lobby of the Regency Theatre came alive with the smooth, sultry sounds of keyboardist Steve Davis, whose melodies even drew some onto the dance floor. The vivacious banter of MC Trevor Russell added to the entertaining atmosphere.
In welcoming the ladies, Ivy Elden, Treasurer (GBHS) personally thanked attendees for their support. “This cause is very dear to all of our hearts especially since animal overpopulation is a real problem on our island. Remember, by your patronage, you are helping those who cannot help themselves,” she stated.
Organizers of the Grand Bahama Humane Society’s (GBHS) annual luncheon beamed at its success. Pictured (left to right): Jill Cooper, GBHS Secretary; Ivy Elden, GBHS Treasurer; Geneva Rutherford, Director of Community Relations-GBPA; and Elizabeth ‘Tip’ Burrows, GBHS Executive Director.

 The weekend of fundraising continues on Saturday March 20 with an ‘Animal House Party’ at the Garden of the Groves. Beginning at 7pm, the garden affair, priced at $50 per person, will feature a live band from Kentucky, USA, silent auction, heavy hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar.

Festivities conclude on Sunday March 21, with a ‘Furry Friends Festival & Dog Show’ at the Humane Society’s shelter on Coral Road. A full slate of activities is planned for the family fun day with food, games, rides and various competitions including ‘Owner & Dog Look-a-Like’ contests, etc.

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